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October 18, 2007 EDITION
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Living With Lymphedema
Gail Gross hopes to educate others about cancer survival

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Alliance offers Breast Cancer Support Program

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ASU student still missing after seven months
It has been seven months since Appalachian State University
student Virginia Lynne Wood, 19, was reported missing.


App State releases annual crime report
Increases appeared in several categories, although the number of forcible
sex offenses decreased by more than half.


Looking for a Home
Council of Governments hopes to buy a building within two years


Watauga dropout rate remains lower than statewide
The N.C. General Assembly is tackling an issue that local school
systems have been finding slippery for years—reducing the school dropout rate.

Teen preganancy remains low locally
The latest statistics show that the number of North Carolina teens
ages 15-19 who were pregnant in 2006 has risen slightly from 2005.

Down the Road
Peacock: ASU campus at Hickory won’t take root for some time


Governor pushes water restrictions
Water shortages have forced several local towns to go to water restrictions as the state mulls over broader regulatory measures in the wake of prolonged drought.


Portion of state-crossing trail finished in High Country
The Mountains-to-Sea Trail inched forward Saturday as another local stretch was dedicated Saturday.


Statewide burn ban ignites again
A statewide burning ban is back in effect due to continued dry conditions and water shortages.


Cooperative offers farming assistance
Farmers who are overcoming problems from the extended drought may be eligible for help through a local agricultural cooperative.

Not over yet
Aycock vs. Wilcox: Nov. 6 runoff will decide the makeup of Boone Town Council



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WHS Students recognize businesses for alcohol-tobacco compliance checks


Quilts and Ghosts
Storyteller brings both alive
at Watauga Co. Public Library


Watauga High Students get foreign study opportunities
AFS Information Night Oct. 25th

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Risks of Service
Todd couple given ‘key’ during New River Festival


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Lees-McRae Athletic Teams Rising In The Fall
From Cycling To Soccer, Bobcats Enjoying Sporting Excellence


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